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5 out of 5 eggs Great Price, Both Working Perfectly After 10 Days... 03/03/2009

This review is from: Hitachi GST 0A38016 1TB 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros:

Good Price w/ Free Shipping.
3 Year Warranty is not bad these days.
Very well boxed/packed for shipping by Newegg.

I bought 2 of these to backup my personal DVD collection to two different drives, in case of failure. Both drives run quietly and quickly 10 days after I began using them. I've transferred about 400GB to each thus far.

First thing I did was a full format (don't quick format a new drive!) and then a full CHKDSK. The formatting took about 2-3 hours for each drive and so did the CHKDSK. Not a single error though.

Sustained speed between the two drives (the OS is running off a third drive) is a steady 95MB/s that seems to burst to around 105MB/s (as reported by Vista).

Cons:

16MB cache instead of 32MB is really only a con if I wanted to use these drives for running an OS instead of simple storage.

931.5GB after NTFS format is to be expected although I always thought it would be nice if the manufacturer would make these drives like 1080GB so they'd be 1TB AFTER format.

Other Thoughts:

It's scary how quickly I think I can fill these drives...would have seemed impossible a few years ago.

Don't be an idiot and expect OEM drives to come with any cables or screws!

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  • Jeffrey H.
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